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Maryland Contractor License and Building Codes


State of Maryland Building Information


Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Maryland Licensing – Home Improvement Commission
Maryland Electrical Contractors are licensed and regulated for the protection of consumers against deficient electrical installations. The Maryland Electrical Contractors Board issues licenses to certify electrical contractors and journeyman electricians to work within the state.
For more information visit: Maryland Licensing – Home Improvement Commission.

National Association of State Contractor’s Licensing Agencies (NASCLA)
Maryland Home Improvement Commission

Check a Maryland Contractor License
Check to see if an individual or business is licensed before they do business for you. Choose the profession from the list below and click to see if they are licensed by the State of Maryland. Financial Regulatory licensing search information is also available.
To check to see if an electrician is licensed, or to check the status of an Electrical Contractor in the State of Maryland go to: Search Maryland Licensing

Maryland Permits & Inspections
For more information visit: Maryland Permits & Inspections.

Maryland Building Codes
For building code information visit the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development: Maryland Building Codes.


Maryland Electrical Codes

NEC National Electrical Code Adoption: 2014
Maryland adopted the 2014 NEC for all state buildings as of January 2016 and through local County ordinances as the installation standard of electrical wiring and systems. Maryland law allows Cities and Counties to adopt other editions of the NEC as well.

Please Note: Due to the nature of the electrical code adoption process, we cannot guarantee complete accuracy of this information. Please notify us of any changes you may be aware of.

Maryland Energy Codes

The Maryland Energy Code is adopted and required by the Maryland Energy Office. This code sets minimum energy efficient buildings.
For more information visit: Maryland Building Energy Codes Program.





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